Claire Luce Baldwin is an illustrator and writer based in Portland, Oregon. Her work is inspired by a passion for wilderness and storytelling, and her mediums include watercolor, pen and ink, photography, and ceramics.
She completed 2 years at Tyler School of Art, then followed her passion for social and environmental justice to University of Maryland, where she graduated with a B.A. in Maternal and Child Health Equity in 2016. She's worked as an environmental educator in Northern California; a prep-cook in Stehekin in North Cascades National Park; a front desk clerk in Glacier National Park; and a Park Ranger, field school instructor, and Youth Conservation Corps Crew Lead in Grand Canyon National Park. In 2018, she created a centennial poster series for Grand Canyon.
She is currently a Development and Outreach Associate for Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors, an ecology education nonprofit serving the Pacific Northwest. Claire continues her illustration and writing practice, and is available for commission work. Her illustrated, Young Adult retelling of Thumbelina is underway, and exclusive excerpts can be accessed by supporters of her Patreon.
Children's illustrated guides to National Parks or outdoor environments
Progressive retellings of fairy tales
Anything to do with travel, women's rights, health, racial justice, or the environment
Claire is available for commissions. Please use the contact form below to get in touch.